Middle of the road muni course
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Pros: This is a decent muni course that plays well for all levels. It's mainly open and does not have a lot of wood to deal with but it does have dense tufts of honeysuckle that will break up the obvious lines and snag your disc. The holes are a decent mix of long and short ( 220 up to 725) and almost can give you birdie shots. Also several good ace shots here with #8 bring a main suspect. Baskets are good, concrete tee pads are good, signage is good and there is water on the course up by 8/9.
Elevation changes in that you go uphill for the first the holes and then back down on the backside. But each hole is difference even though they are the same, if that makes sense. Lots of lines to try here. This is technically my home course but I don't claim it as such because of the cons.
Cons: Cons- I like this course because it's close but I hate this course because of the rough. They mow the fairways short and that's great but the rough is brutal. When they do mow it, they leave the long dead grass on top of the live grass. It is VERY easy to lose a disc here due to this. It drives me crazy to see my disc land and then not be able to find it. Spending 15 minutes to search for a disc anytime you wind up in the rough is aggravating and disruptive. I have a hard time focusing on the game when I have to worry about finding my disc.
There is very little shade on this course and it is almost always breezy so take that into consideration. A par round is no gimme but it's doable by any good rec or better player.
Other Thoughts: It's close to food, drinks or other needs. It's a community park so it's clean and pretty well maintained. Even though there are a lot of people doing other things at the park, they really don't get in the way. It has a lot of right-hand bends so if you are a RHFH player you'll have fun.
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Pros: Its a good beginners course. Since most of it is wide open, a bad shot doesn't hurt too much. The course is pretty well maintained. Plenty of parking.
Cons: Because its mostly wide open, the course can get kind of boring. A few rough patches on a few holes around baskets that need fixed
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Pros: My home course and where i play most often. I find find the holes varied enough to be interesting and the view is beautiful. Perfect place for a walk through the woods with a purpose.
Cons: Lots of hills, not many benches, no quick access to a restroom. Endurance needed.
Other Thoughts: If you see me say 'ello!
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Open with lots of wind!
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Pros: 18 baskets in a well-maintained park on top of a large hill with scenic views. Great place to practice your wind game since it's always windy here. Not many holes to get in any real trouble with errant drives.
Cons: The course can get kind of boring. You won't be punished on most holes for bad shots and can easily recover to get par. If you don't have a cannon, several holes will be just a bit out of reach for birdie. The ground around a few baskets has been worn down pretty bad and needs to be addressed.
Other Thoughts: I hear the Flying Pig Open layout is much more challenging and fun than the original layout. If you're looking for a course to throw new plastic without losing any or practice throwing in the wind, this is the course!
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Pros: Cut fairways
Gazebos for resting
Good variety of distances and tree coverage
Rarely played by others or visited by park goers
Cons: Grass can be somewhat tall in the rough
Other Thoughts: Harbin Park is one of my all time favorite courses. A short drive from Dayton or Cincinnati, this course has everything an amateur ranked player like myself would enjoy. Plenty of ace opportunities, elevation changes, cut fairways, little traffic and beautiful views up and down Mt Healthy make for a very enjoyable, yet playable course. If you have the chance, go play Harbin!
1 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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All-Around Great Course
Pros: - Several long holes that let you really open up
- Well marked
- Decent variety
- Well maintained
Cons: - Can be crowded
- Steep drop-off after 8 tee-pad, watch your step
- 15 tee missing sign
Other Thoughts: Spread out over Harbin Park, this is a course well-worth a trip to play a few rounds. It's mostly wide-open, with a few more technical holes on the back nine. A great place to work on long drives, the course is good for beginners and offers a moderate challenge to more experienced players.
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Harbin Park DGC
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Other Thoughts: Maintained 18 hole course in Fairfield, Ohio with mainly open holes with moderate distance. Water near the rangers office off of hole 4 by the restroom. Two gazebos after holes 4 and 13 and shelter near hole 9 offer places to sit in between holes or in between rounds.
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Pros: good for new and intermediate players
Very open and clear
holes avg 330 ft. or so
easy lay out, and good signs
Nice view on #4,5....
Cons: No water fountains or benches, or picnic tables
could use more large trees for shade, and give a little more challenge
Other Thoughts: I can see this course expanding and being reconfigured all together... its a big park, and the disc golf course does run into the mountain bike trails, that hardly get used, and they could make a very challenging expansion if they thought about it...
Pros: Very good course to practice drives on, holes are easy to find and generally easy to play. This is the first course i played on and had fun.
Cons: Most holes are not challenging other then a few that require long drives.
Other Thoughts: This is a good place to practice long drives, because the long holes, elevation, and wind. Will return for more fun!
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Pros: William Harbin Park is a fun, scenic course with moderate elevation changes on nearly every hole and some great views!
Next tee signs make navigating the course easy, the tee signs are good and make it easy to find baskets that are out of sight from the tee. There is a good mix of short, medium and long holes and the concrete tee pads are nice and big. The course is mostly open with mature trees to navigate on some holes. For a mostly open course, there are a good number of anhyzer shots which is nice to see.
There were a few holes that really stick out in my mind here. Hole 5 is a fun turnover shot with a challenging putting green. The basket on hole 6 is guarded in such a way that this unique hole that will only reward very skilled shots with a birdie. Hole 13 is a fun downhill bomb. And the course finishes with a huge downhill anhyzer shot I wanted to empty my bag on.
It seems they mow the fairways and path to the next tee but let the rest of the grass grow a little more. When I was here the grass off the fairway was taller but certainly not long enough to make it difficult to find discs. Hopefully that's how it's normally kept otherwise finding discs could be a problem.
Cons: About a third of the holes are completely wide open.
The course lacks challenge. Because the course is so open, bad shots are not punished and it's easy to recover for par if you have a bad tee shot.
There is virtually no shade, there isn't water close by and there are no benches if you need to rest and catch your breath from walking the hills.
Some of the holes start to feel repetitive due to the lack of obstacles.
Other Thoughts: Overall I really enjoyed playing this course and I loved the views from the top of the hills. With good views and high elevations often comes wind. It was calm the day I played here but I'm sure the wind is often present here.
It's an excellent course for new players through the Rec or Int division. They'll be challenged by elevation and distance, but there are still some shorts holes that will yield birdies to them to them.
More advanced players will not be challenged here.
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